Robert Delaunay
Windows Open Simultaneously (First Part, Third Motif) 1912

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Robert Delaunay 1885–1941
Windows Open Simultaneously (First Part, Third Motif)
Fenêtres ouvertes simultanément (1ère partie 3ème motif)
Date 1912
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 457 x 375 mm
frame: 651 x 565 x 67 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1967
Not on display

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Delaunay painted a large number of works centred on the image of the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of modern Paris. The rising form of the tower can just be made out amidst the planes of colour. He took his inspiration from a photographic postcard showing a view of the tower looking over the rooftops of the city. The buildings are framed by the suggestion of an open window. Delaunay’s pure bright colours evoke intense light and suggest the dynamic interaction experienced in the city.

May 2012

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